Saturday, 20 February 2016 13:22

Causes of Alzheimer's - In The News

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So Many New Studies! So Many New Studies!

Seems each week we are hearing about "New Studies" regarding Alzheimers disease and dementia. Some may feel it difficult to determine what is true and what is hype. Still, the headlines keep coming. Here are a few from the last week or so.

Lack Of Deep Sleep May Set The Stage For Alzheimer's 
- NPR

Growing evidence that a lack of sleep can leave the brain vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease. Clearing out toxins in the brain related to the disease may be at issue.

Race May Affect Risk for Dementia
- U.S. News and World Report

Dementia rates can vary significantly among Americans of different racial and ethnic groups. Is that a cause or an effect? Read to see just how detailed a particular study was - or was not.

Drugs to treat Alzheimer's Disease will be Available within Decade, Say Scientists
- The Telegraph, UK

Sounds like hype and wishful thinking to some. Others hope and wish it is true!

Is Dementia on the Decline? 
- U.S. News and World Report

So much news about ALZ and dementia is telling of an increase. Will cases really increase? Or does it just seem so.


These are just a few of the news articles we have noticed in the last week. Many, many more are published every day on the subject of ALZ and dementia, like every other issue affecting seniors and those who provide for their care.

It's good to have a source that you can rely on to give thoughtful and experienced reviews about such news. Please check here often and read what our staff and visitors have to say.

 

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